Show Me the Money! – Funding on its way…

Yes, funding for ICT in education is imminent… After years of under-investment in technology in education, last week Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, announced a fresh raft of grants for ICT infrastructure in primary and post-primary schools. Whilst long overdue but very welcome in itself, the €30 million to be rolled out shortly is only the start of the implementation of the government’s €210 Million Digital Strategy…

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€150 Million Government Investment for ‘Smart Schools’

Today Taoiseach Brian Cowen launched a €150m plan for ‘smart schools’, a major high-tech drive to support the embedding of technology into the curriculum. As part of this initiative every classroom in the country will get a teaching laptop and a digital projector (not surprising, no mention of Interactive Whiteboards) within the next three years. This new action plan has been produced by the joint advisory group established by Minister,…

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